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On this day in football history
- 1938 The 1938 World Cup Finals in Italy begin with the match between Switzerland and Germany. The match ended 1-1
- 1939 It was agreed at the Annual General Meeting of the Football League that players in League matches should wear numbers. It was decided that each club should be numbered 1-11 with the goalkeeper wearing 1 and the numbers moving forward through the team to 11 for the outside left. Players were numbered in the 1933 Cup Final when Everton wore 1-11 and Manchester City wore 12-22. Numbers were first worn in the League in the 1939-40 season which was actually abandoned after three rounds of matches due to the outbreak of the Second War.
- 1946 The four Home Football Associations re-joined F.I.FA They had resigned in 1928 following arguments over broken time payments. Because of this they had been unable to compete in the first three World Cup competitions.
- 1961 Ken Leek, Leicester City's Welsh international inside-forward, transferred to Newcastle United having been dropped for the Cup Final the previous May and demanding a move. A much-travelled player he played in every division of the Football League except the old Third Division North.
- 1968 Alan Mullery became the first England player to be sent off in a full international. He was dismissed in a European Nations Cup Semi final against Yugolslavia. England went on to lose the match 1-0.